Sian Stretton, Framework Delivery Manager

18 February, 2021

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What is your role within Pick Everard?

I am the Framework Delivery Manager for the Scape Consultancy frameworks in Pick Everard.

I have been working for Pick Everard for 5 years on 3 Scape frameworks. I started as a Framework Administrator and worked my way up to Framework Delivery Manager. My role is to ensure success and compliance of the frameworks through governance, communication, and training.

What attracted you to work for Pick Everard?

I was attracted to Pick Everard for their values and the job description of my role, I knew I would be good at delivering what was needed and believed Pick Everard would be a good step for my career. I was going through a career change at the time and I was attracted to the chance of progression within Pick Everard; I believed the firm would be a great place to mentor me to get me where I wanted to be.

It was the best decision I made for my career. The firm’s culture is very welcoming and inviting, it makes you want to work hard and strive to be the best in the industry. Pick Everard cares about the clients and team members with an ‘honesty is always best’ approach, which creates a deep level of trust. I was also attracted by the amount of charity and social value work Pick Everard does, which shows how much they care about giving back to the community.

You recently won a Being Pick Everard Award. Tell us about what you won, why you won it and what it means to you.

I won the ‘Being Fun to Work with’ award for the central region.

I believe I won the award because I am inclusive; I care about people and like them to feel included and valued. I am not afraid to speak up and say what I think and believe in. I like to be part of a team and to help that team grow.

What top tips would you give for a graduate or trainee starting their career now?

My advice would be to do what you believe is the right direction for you in that moment, there are no wrong answers in any decisions you make for yourself. Remember that you can always choose a different direction in the future if you are not happy and want to make a change.

If you make a mistake you will learn from it and it will shape you into who you are going to be.   Also try not to put too much pressure on yourself and have fun when you can.

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